This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established and integrated Mental Health and Social care Team. The Team predominantly provides services for older adults and their carers who have complex mental health care needs.
What makes it unique?
As a CPN and Care Coordinator with BaNES CITT, there is no need to handover the social care element of a person’s care planning to a local authority worker. As a CPN within the team, you will have the autonomy to commission services on behalf of the service users you are working with. You are able to take a lead in providing dynamic person centred care and a holistic approach within CPA, going on the service users journey with them.
The Team would welcome applications from any nurses with varying mental health experience and skills. The applicant need not have previous experience with older adults as it is recognised that Core skills are transferrable. The applicant should have a knowledge of the Capacity Act and Safeguarding.
The applicant should have also have an interest in the interface between mental and physical health illnesses. The allocation of cases is skills/interest specific.
Good communication and organisational skills are essential, alongside a willingness to be an active and supportive team member. As part of the team, you will work alongside the mental health therapy team, intensive team and mental health inpatient units.
The successful applicant will be committed to work with service users and carers to establish flexible treatment and social care packages aimed at maintaining service users independence in their own homes for as long as possible. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and practices.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Kären Gilroy, Mental Health Team Manager on 01225 396763